Three Los Angeles officers hospitalized after shooting

(NewsNation) — Three Los Angeles police officers were shot Wednesday night while responding to a call on the east side of the city.

The shooting took place some time after 6 p.m. near the intersection of Mission Road and North Broadway in east Los Angeles, NewsNation affiliate KTLA reported.

Police were in the area to search for a parolee at large, who was located and then refused to surrender, Assistant Police Chief Alfred Labrada said at a news conference. A standoff ensued, and the suspect fired at officers, wounding three.

Police confirmed that all three officers were part of a K-9 unit, KTLA reported. All were transported to a local hospital, where Chief Michel Moore said they were in stable condition.

Mayor Karen Bass went to the hospital to speak with the officers who were shot.

“I’m relieved and grateful that these three brave officers are in stable condition,” Bass said at a news conference outside the hospital. “My heart goes out to the officers’ families who tonight got the phone call or the knock on the door that they dread every day that their loved ones go on duty.”

Shortly after 8 p.m. local time, SWAT officers could be seen approaching a home. At one point, an elderly man and a child were escorted out of the home. It’s unclear if it was the same home where the suspect was located.

A police robot was also visible in an alleyway adjacent to the home.

NewsNation affiliate KTLA contributed to this report.


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